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NICKNAME DROPPING

New York Times, Sunday, November 2, 1980

Author: George Rose Smith
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,317
Across Down
1. Arabic letter : ALIF
5. Egyptian Christian : COPT
9. Lay away : ENTOMB
15. Was solicitous : CARED
20. Fanaticism : MANIA
22. ___ fixe : IDEE
23. Power for a jinrikisha : COOLIE
24. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
25. The end : OMARGARETA
27. Like aged Beethoven : STOEDWARDEAF
29. Deliverance : RANSOM
30. Moroccan capital : RABAT
32. "Josh" is his autobiography : LOGAN
33. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
34. Snaps : SETUPS
36. Vichy prime minister: 1942–44 : LAVAL
38. Certain murals : SERTS
40. Poet's contraction : EER
41. Printers' marks : STETS
43. Metric quart : LITER
45. O.T. word : SELAH
47. Like Mr. Dick : MAD
50. Sarcastic : IRONALDICAL
53. Testified : DEPOSED
57. Spartan king : AGIS
59. Cuchulainn's wife : EMER
60. Barbizon painter : COROT
62. Breakfast serving : RASHER
63. A pastry, for short : DONUT
65. Insect appendages : PALPS
68. Omphalos : NAVEL
70. Metric measure : STERE
71. Taws : AGATES
73. Think : DEEM
74. Ancient country : ELIS
76. Drag, as logs : SNIG
77. Became a keener : MOURNED
79. Emulated Babilonia or Fleming : SKATHARINAD
84. Legal point : RES
85. Crocs' kin : GATERS
87. Rootstock : ORRIS
88. Popular appetizer : CELERY
90. The horned horse : GNU
92. Fickle, à la M. R. Rinehart : SKITLETITIA
95. Savors : DEGUSTS
98. "The Years with ___": Thurber : ROSS
100. Antibodies : SERA
101. One of the Aesir : ODIN
103. Yellowish pink : SALMON
104. ___ salt (delicate wit) : ATTIC
106. Smears : DAUBS
109. Fortification : REDAN
111. Defunct defense org. : SEATO
112. Goth, for one : TEUTON
114. Cassandra's father : PRIAM
116. Dutch cheese : EDAM
118. Tie : DRAW
119. Fictitious, as a name : ASSUMED
121. Medicine-chest item : ATHOMASIZER
125. Culbertson : ELY
126. Natural, at Reno : SEVEN
128. Con man who duped 114 Across : SINON
129. Made public : AIRED
131. Biblical king : ASA
134. The filthy weed, in Nice : TABAC
136. Spoils : BOOTY
138. Remain aloof : SITOUT
141. Forearm bone : ULNA
143. Of a dowry : DOTAL
145. Fates, for instance : TRIAD
147. Mediterranean fish : NONNAT
149. V.I.P. : DIGJUANITARY
152. Goblet : CHAROLDICE
154. Perfect : IDEAL
155. Square accounts : EVENUP
156. Man, in Milano : UOMO
157. Remove stannic coating : DETIN
158. Pomme de ___ : TERRE
159. Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
160. Recluse : MONK
161. Soaks : RETS
1. Cupid : AMOR
2. Esther Williams' spouse : LAMAS
3. Asinine : INANE
4. Sports triumphs : FIRSTS
5. Approx. : CIR
6. River to the Baltic : ODER
7. Flower part : PETAL
8. Perforated sphere : TEABALL
9. Beside oneself : ECSTATIC
10. Part of a jury verdict : NOT
11. Saw, e.g. : TOOL
12. Bread spreads : OLEOS
13. No-see-ums : MIDGES
14. Was circumspect : BEWARED
15. Benny's Maxwell : CAR
16. Moro or Ray : ALDO
17. A.F.B. in Texas : REESE
18. Growing out : ENATE
19. Yield precedence : DEFER
21. S.A. rodent : AGOUTI
26. Famed French physicist : AMPERE
28. Horn : ANTLER
31. Cupidinous : AVID
35. Jazz dance : STOMP
37. Lycée event : LECON
39. Former cough cures : SAPAS
42. Three-time P.G.A. champ : SNEAD
44. ___ avis : RARA
46. Communion wafers : HOSTS
47. "___, I'm Adam" : MADAM
48. Galore : AGOGO
49. Thingamajig : DINAUGUSTUS
51. City on the Rhone : ARLES
52. Rodgers-Hart hit: 1933 : LOVER
54. Energy-saving way to go : SHENRYSMARE
55. Mysterious : EERIE
56. Sediment : DREGS
58. Sermon by Buddha : SUTRA
61. Purposive : TELIC
64. Dress types : TENTS
66. Kind of tea : PEKOE
67. Chichi : SMART
69. Wrinkled : LINED
72. Strives for : SEEKS
75. Soupy : SALES
78. Cut's companion : DRIED
80. Relative of tetra : TRI
81. ___ miss : HITOR
82. Play byplay : ASIDE
83. Parisian artist : DEGAS
86. Part of a slip : STRAP
89. Held sway : RULED
90. Persona ___ : GRATA
91. Lecture material : NOTES
93. La Plante or Baugh : LAURA
94. Staff group : AIDES
96. Universal : TOTAL
97. Like Kilimanjaro : SNOWY
99. Position : SITUS
102. Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
105. Kohoutek, e.g. : COMET
107. Snaffles : BITS
108. Sir, to Din : SAHIB
110. Hakenkreuzler : NAZIS
113. Battle Born State : NEVADA
115. A species constituting a genus : MONOTYPE
117. White sheep : MERINO
120. Prepares to dice chicken : DEBONES
122. Anchor : MOOR
123. Front porch : ANTICUM
124. Like certain Hawthorne tales : RETOLD
127. Autochthonous : NATIVE
130. A Christmas reindeer : DONDER
131. C.P.A.'s task : AUDIT
132. Lab item : SLIDE
133. Wrath : ANGER
135. Supply food : CATER
137. A subject of the Houyhnhnms : YAHOO
139. Combine : UNITE
140. Understood : TACIT
142. Showing a crack : AJAR
144. Miler's path : LANE
146. Execrate : DAMN
148. Lacrosse teams : TENS
150. Caucho : ULE
151. Streamlet : RUN
153. Soldier at Seoul : ROK

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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